16 days in Chile Itinerary

16 days in Chile Itinerary

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16 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre
Fly:  10​h
1
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Santiago
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Coyhaique
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  5​h 30​min
4
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 1 night
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  10​h 15​min
5
Hanga Roa, Easter Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  11​h 45​min
6
San Pedro de Atacama
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Porto Alegre

1
night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
The Chilean city of Santa Cruz offers a view into the country's agricultural and pastoral heritage, with well-preserved colonial-era traditions and architecture.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): do a tasting at MontGras, do a tasting at Viu Manent Winery, and then do a tasting at Clos Apalta Lapostolle. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Vina Las Ninas, then do a tasting at Vina Neyen, then do a tasting at Vina Apaltagua, and finally learn about winemaking at Vina Montes.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz online sightseeing planner .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Santa Cruz is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Porto Alegre to Santa Cruz. Traveling from Porto Alegre in April, things will get a bit cooler in Santa Cruz: highs are around 24°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries
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MontGras ©
MontGras
Viu Manent Winery ©
Viu Manent Winery
Vina Montes ©
Vina Montes

4
nights
Santiago

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Chascona and Concha y Toro. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), examine the collection at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Santiago trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Santiago in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©
Barrio Bellavista ©
Barrio Bellavista

2
nights
Coyhaique

Coyhaique ©
Founded in 1929, Coyhaique is a young city--a baby by world standards--developed from humble agricultural origins to become the capital and main hub of the largely rural Aysen Region.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Coyhaique National Reserve. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Coyhaique road trip site .

Getting from Santiago to Coyhaique by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or drive. In April in Coyhaique, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Ancud.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Parks Wildlife Trails
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Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo ©
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo
Coyhaique National Reserve ©
Coyhaique National Reserve

1
night
Ancud, Isla Chiloe

Ancud ©
A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo Regional de Ancud, explore the world behind art at Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe, and then identify plant and animal life at Chiloe Island Penguin Colony. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo Bomberil Cuerpo de Bomberos de Ancud, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Ancud, then don't miss a visit to Fuerte Ahui, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Lechagua.

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Getting from Coyhaique to Ancud by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Ancud can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in Ancud

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Chiloe Island Penguin Colony
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Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe ©
Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe
Catedral de Ancud ©
Catedral de Ancud

1
night
Hanga Roa, Easter Island

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
On the 11th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Ahu Hanga Te'e, contemplate the geological forces at Rano Raraku, explore the ancient world of Ahu Tongariki, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Rapa Nui, and finally steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the geological forces at Rano Kau and then kick back and relax at Anakena Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanga Roa trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus, shuttle, and flight from Ancud to Hanga Roa takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ancud to Hanga Roa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ancud in April, you will find days in Hanga Roa are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are much hotter (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Anakena Beach ©
Anakena Beach
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku

2
nights
San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert and then look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, then take in the dramatic natural features at Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama, and finally take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Pedro de Atacama trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama in 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanga Roa to San Pedro de Atacama. Traveling from Hanga Roa in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows of 4°C. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Pukara de Quitor ©
Pukara de Quitor

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